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Miles & Stockbridge P.C.

Who is Liable for Flooding of Adjacent and Nearby Properties?

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The rains over the past few months of summer piqued the curiosity of some Maryland property owners who now would like to know if: (1) neighbors are liable for flood damage to adjacent or nearby properties, and (2) they are...more

Baker Donelson

Congress Extends National Flood Insurance Program Through November 30

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On July 31, the Senate advanced legislation to extend the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) through November 30, sending the bill to the President's desk. The Senate voted 86 to 12 to extend the program's current...more

Ballard Spahr LLP

Eleventh Hour Reauthorization of National Flood Insurance Program

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On July 31, 2018, the day that the National Flood Insurance Program was set to expire, the United States Senate voted 86 to 12 to reauthorize the program through November 30, 2018.  ...more

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Court of Federal Claims: Upstream Hurricane Harvey Case Will Proceed to Trial

On May 24, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims decided one of what may be many cases involving the terrible flooding wrought by Hurricane Harvey in the Houston, TX region. The Court of Federal Claims has divided thousands of...more

Cozen O'Connor

Ellicott City, Maryland Flooding

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Ellicott City, the county seat of Howard County Maryland, has a long and tragic history of flooding. Starting in the mid-18th century followed by the Great Flood of 1868, which reportedly took 42 lives, (according to...more

Holland & Knight LLP

Report on Boston Harbor Climate Resilience Plan Just Released

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The Boston Green Ribbon Commission just released its 250-page Report on Feasibility of Harbor-wide Barrier Systems, finding that shore-based climate adaptation solutions have significant advantages over harbor-wide strategies...more

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Fifth Circuit Upholds Dismissal of Complaint for Actions and Inactions of City of Houston

On May 22, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, in an unpublished ruling, affirmed the District Court’s dismissal of a complaint that the actions and inactions of a City of Houston tax reinvestment zone, as well...more

Locke Lord LLP

NAIC International Insurance Forum Wrap-Up

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The NAIC International Insurance Forum held May 14 – 15 in Washington, D.C. brought together distinguished panelists and speakers providing insight on several insurance topics of interest. A discussion of several of these...more

Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodyard,...

Section 404 Clean Water Act/Citizen Suit Action: United States District Court Judge Price Marshall (E.D. Arkansas) Addresses...

United States District Court Judge Price Marshall of the Eastern District of Arkansas (Jonesboro Division) considered in an April 11th Order a Motion to Dismiss a Section 404 Clean Water Act citizen suit action. See case No....more

Liskow & Lewis

Federal Circuit Holds U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Not Liable for Hurricane Katrina Flood Damage

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The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit recently issued a significant opinion in a case in which a takings claim was asserted to redress Hurricane Katrina-related flood damage. On April 20, 2018, it...more

Zelle  LLP

Houston’s Floodpains (ahem, Floodplains)

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When Hurricane Harvey headed for Houston, Texans braced for an expected large amount of rain and heavy winds. What they did not expect was the catastrophic flooding that took place in the city....more

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Alleged Government Inaction Did Not Amount to Inverse Condemnation and a Compensable Taking

On April 20, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit decided the case of St. Bernard Parish Government, et al., v. U.S., reversing a decision by the U.S. Court of Federal Claims. The Court of Claims had found that a...more

Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP

Post Harvey – Homeowners Face Additional Hurdles in Pursuing Claims

Homeowners facing issues in the wake of Harvey and other Texas storms need to be aware of the recent Texas Supreme Court opinion in Knox v. Eagle Water Management, Inc., that rejected testimony by homeowners as to the cause...more

Locke Lord LLP

Podcast Episode 17 - Let's Get It Right - Estimating Construction Costs with Bennett Ratliff

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Locke Lord LLP’s Eminent Domain team hosts an original podcast series. In Episode 17, Bennett Ratliff joins us to talk about estimating construction costs and how a civil engineer can assist with eminent domain valuation...more

Mintz Levin - Commercial Real Estate Matters

Cities and Developers Must Prepare for Climate Change Now

On February 12, 2018, President Donald Trump released his fiscal year 2019 budget proposal entitled “An American Budget.” Though Congress will not implement the proposal in its entirety, it still demonstrates what the Trump...more

Pessin Katz Law, P.A.

What’s New In Federal Flood Case Decisions?

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Migliaro v. Fidelity National Indemnity Insurance Company - United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit 2018 WL 577704 - I. Facts - Anthony Migliaro purchased an SFIP from WYO carrier Fidelity for his New...more

Pillsbury - Gravel2Gavel Construction & Real...

Court of Federal Claims Will Determine if U.S. is Liable for “Taking” Hundreds of Missouri River Properties Damaged by Severe...

Many lawsuits have been filed in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims alleging that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ (Corps) management of the Missouri River flood control system has resulted in the serious flooding of many...more

Winstead PC

Businesses Hunt for Coverage for Hurricane Harvey Flooding

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Many in the Houston area are keenly aware of the devastating impact the rain from Hurricane Harvey had on the region. There are countless stories of residents and business owners who had never flooded that are now living...more

Harris Beach PLLC

Changing Times and Climate Change

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As recently reported in The Washington Post and The New York Times, among other news outlets, the City of New York has sued the five (5) largest publicly traded oil companies for their contributions to climate change and the...more

Pillsbury - Gravel2Gavel Construction & Real...

FEMA and New York City are Redrawing the City’s Flood Maps

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and New York City have announced that they will be working together to update the City’s flood flood-300x200maps. The need for updating FEMA’s flood maps has become more than...more

Tonkon Torp LLP

The "Disastrous" Costs of Climate Change

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"Natural" disasters cost the United States a record amount of $306 billion in 2017, topping the previous record of $215 billion in 2005, the year of Hurricane Katrina. This past year also tied with 2011 for the highest number...more

Zelle  LLP

You Dropped a Bomb (Cyclone) on Me

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Move over Snowmageddon and make way for the “bomb cyclone” which hit the East Coast January 4, 2018. While the official name of this winter storm is “Grayson”, the media focused on the phenomenon (bombogenesis) that...more

Downey Brand LLP

Floodplains and Flood Risk: A Brief Overview of Changing Management Responsibilities

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When it comes to how our communities address flood risk and protect populations and economies from flooding, no one government agency is in charge. Instead, there are multiple agencies at the federal, state, and local levels,...more

Locke Lord LLP

Podcast Episode 12 - When the Government Pays for the Moving Van with Ms. Lisa Harrison

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Locke Lord LLP’s Eminent Domain team hosts an original podcast series. In Episode 12, Ms. Lisa Harrison SR/WA, URAC, RAC, NAC, President of Pinnacle Consulting Management Group, joins us to discuss relocation expenses. ...more

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Congress Moving on Re-authorization and Reform of National Flood Insurance Program

Just in time for Thanksgiving, the U.S. House of Representatives voted last Tuesday to approve House Resolution 2874 entitled the “21st Century Flood Reform Act.” The Act must still pass the Senate and be signed by the...more

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